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01 May 2017, Toronto, Canada
Following on the success of their recently launched Vita on the Lake project on the Etobicoke waterfront, developers are moving forward with plans for a second phase, being marketed as Vita Two on The Lake. Read more.
01 May 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A developer has found buyers for the first two towers of its Bridges development, which the company started marketing at Cityscape Abu Dhabi in April. It said it had received initial payments for all 424 off-plan apartments. Read more.
01 May 2017, Cleveland, United States
Rising to 19 stories, the new 187-unit Beacon tower will sit atop an existing eight-story parking structure in the city’s downtown. Targeting Millennials, most of the units are one- and two-bedrooms, with flexible configurations. Read more.
01 May 2017, Coventry, United Kingdom
Approval has been granted to a student accommodation scheme in Coventry. Plans will see the construction of a 583-bed tower on Friar’s Road which will feature a 19-story block comprising 140 studios and 443 en-suite cluster flats. Read more.
28 Apr 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Construction is steadily progressing on the Astoria complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The development, which is scheduled to be opened to the public before the end of 2017, comprises three towers totaling 608 apartments. Read more.
28 Apr 2017, Houston, United States
New renderings showing a redesigned scheme for The Allen in Houston have been released. Images showcase the exterior and interior design of the futuristic development, located at the corner of Allen Parkway and Gillette Street. Read more.
28 Apr 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Developers have recruited Stephen Hodder to help them win planning permission for a controversial scheme dubbed St. Michael's. The team is now considering changes to the design of the 31- and 21-story towers. Read more.
28 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
The final designs for 260 Kent Avenue have been revealed. The new 42-story tower is part of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment mega-project, which will have a total build-out of five buildings once complete. Read more.
27 Apr 2017, Edmonton, Canada
By a vote of seven to five, Edmonton City Council has approved rezoning a property in The Quarters that would see the construction of Western Canada's tallest building, a 280-meter residential and hotel tower. Read more.
27 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
The Financial District’s latest planned supertall is officially moving forward after the development team held a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site at 45 Broad Street on April 26. The residential tower will rise to 340 meters. Read more.
27 Apr 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Plans for a residential building in Downtown Los Angeles have been refined to better address surrounding properties. The 125-meter building will feature 248 residential units, 45 percent of which will be set aside for affordable housing. Read more.
27 Apr 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
A construction contractor has been named to build The Residence, a 14- and 34-story tower development that will deliver 300 apartments to Manchester. Site work has already begun on the residential development. Read more.
26 Apr 2017, Sydney, Australia
A development application has been submitted to refurbish a heritage-listed building in Sydney’s Circular Quay. The AMP Building, which opened in 1962, was Australia's first skyscraper and held the title as its tallest building until 1964. Read more.
26 Apr 2017, Los Angeles, United States
New renderings have emerged for Figueroa Centre in Downtown Los Angeles. The tower could become the third tallest building in Los Angeles, following the topped-out Wilshire Grand Center and 1990-built US Bank Tower. Read more.
26 Apr 2017, Winnipeg, Canada
The owner of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets continues the transformation of a downtown parcel set to become home to a mixed-use district. Thus far, foundation work has completed on phase one of the four-tower True North Square complex. Read more.
26 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been revealed. The tower, which opened to residents in 2016, has been nicknamed the “Jenga Building,” inspired by its cantilevered balconies. Read more.
25 Apr 2017, Manila, Philippines
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on April 25 allowed construction to resume at the 47-story residential building Torre de Manila, dubbed by some as "photo bomber" to the monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Read more.
25 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States
The April monthly meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission focused on a new mixed-use tower slated for 1600 East 53rd Street in Hyde Park. The vote of confidence is a first step in seeing the building approved for construction. Read more.
25 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
Another Manhattan skyscraper continues to vertically mature, with a contrasting black and white façade now being added to the exterior of 242 West 53rd Street. The 426-unit rental tower will include 1,500 square meters of retail. Read more.
24 Apr 2017, Toronto, Canada
Construction is well underway at the site of the 21-story Rise Condos. Nearing completion at the intersection of Bathurst and St. Clair, construction on the tower has reached its 19th floor. Read more.
24 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States
Toronto-based Manulife has hired the Chicago office of HFF to seek a buyer for the 66,000-square-meter high-rise at 150 North Michigan Avenue, also known as the Crain Communications Building, which could fetch up to $132 million. Read more.
24 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom
An architecture firm is planning to build over 200 homes across two towers – including a 22-story building known as North Kensington Gate South – on Scrubs Lane in west London’s Old Oak Opportunity Area. Read more.
24 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
By late January, progress on the 111,500-square-meter development at 606 West 57th Street reached a couple of dozen stories above ground. Just three months later, construction has officially topped out on the residential project. Read more.
21 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Toyota has received an endorsement by the City of Melbourne for their proposal to develop 1,000 new apartment units. The proposal includes a four-tower apartment project over its dealership, which is located just outside of the city’s CBD. Read more.
21 Apr 2017, Ann Arbor, United States
The City Council of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has voted in favor of selling air rights to a project that is set to become one of the tallest in the city. The Collective is proposed to be a 17-story mixed-use development in the busy Midtown District. Read more.
21 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom
Europe’s tallest modular tower has seen its final module lowered into place in north London. The 29-story structure is a student accommodation scheme with over 580 rooms that will be ready for students to move into for the fall term. Read more.
21 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
In December 2016, a new 62-story condo at 138 East 50th Street began its 245-meter climb. Now, new renderings of the tower’s porte-cochere and swimming pool have been revealed as the tower continues to rise in the heart of Midtown East. Read more.
20 Apr 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool City Council has approved plans for five towers across three developments. With work expected to commence on the various projects over the coming year, the city is poised to see a number of construction cranes. Read more.
20 Apr 2017, Adelaide, Australia
Ground officially broke on the AU$100 million (US$75 million), 30-story Kodo apartment development on Angas Street in the Adelaide central business district. Construction is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Read more.
20 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom
Around 200 people fled to safety after a fire broke out on the 27th floor of an iconic tower block in northwest London. More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze in Trellick Tower in Kensal Town on the night of April 19. Read more.